[cpp]I am trying to put together a few nice Comps for me and 2 friends. My technological
intelligence is however outdated to say the least. So i was wondering if someone around these parts would have the heart and time to lend me a few minutes of their precious time and grace me with their insight. What im asking is basicly what parts should i get to build a decent gaming PC. Id like some nice stuff, but at a affordable price.
Currently ive bought 3xAsus En8800gt Top cards so that takes care of the GPU
Cpu Was thinking e6850 Core Duo, Maybe q6600? or Maybe AMD6400+?
Mainboard Considering Asus P5N32-E SLI AiLifestyle Series but maybe there are
some better cards for the same price or cheaper? Maybe x38?
PSU I have no clue here TBH, been reading up on several reviews, and so
far my conclusion is a OCZ GameXtream 600w should be able to run my
rig even if i decide to slap another 8800gt in there (appearently they dont
burn alot of power) but please correct me if im wrong
Case A standard v54 turbine from Point of View
Ram OCZ SLI-Ready Edition Dual Channel pc6400 cl5800mhz Or maybe the
reaper edition of the pc6400 from ocz *CL4*
Cooler Asus Silent Knight II
Any input would be greatly appreciated, as i am completely lost in all these new parts brands and names. I have a love for Asus products cause they have always worked for me in the past and to me equates quality. If this has changed the last couple of years, dont feel bad to burst my bubble.
What would a good AMD setup be? would i be dissapointed? The overall budget is around 1000 give or take a few 100. but a lower cost system with on par perfomance would not be scowled upon Bo)
we wont be getting watercooled heat sinks, but perhaps light overclocking. Ah ok, i thought SLI was good in most cases. im playing on a 19 inch hehe so i guess thats totally useless then. Age of conan is gonna be pretty heavy on the machine though (many players in proximitY)
Yes sir, i am in denmark. Most parts are here as well though. i hope hehe. I cant really see the differences between them, apart from the wireless stuff? are there any? And thx again for your patience. Does the system look better now ?
Cas 4 is better for overclocking. I still suggest those PSUs like Corsair and PC & C. A bad power supply can destroy your system from the inside out.
I and many people do not like MSI motherboards. Stick with gigabyte and Asus. If the DS3 suits your needs then by all means go ahead. You might not be able to overlclock the Q6600 as well as the P5K-E but 3.0+ is still possible
I suggest that you breadboard the systems before you install the parts inside the case. That means assembling the components on an insulated surface to test them. That way you know that you are installing good components.
Another suggestion: you are apparently building 3 identical systems at the same time. This will really help if you run into problems because you can test by substitution. Once everyone has his parts, write down all the serial numbers or tag the components somehow before you start. This will let you keep track of all of the parts if you need to move them around for troubleshooting.
It's really frustrating to move parts around for troubleshooting, then realize that you lost track of the good and suspected bad parts.